Alek Vila's life adventures include Hollywood filmmaking, musical studies abroad, and various relocations along the US West coast throughout his life. His musical influences are widely spread across genres and include The Beatles, John Williams (the film composer), Bob Marley, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Jimi Hendrix, and '80s artists such as Howard Jones, INXS, Depeche Mode, Duran Duran, Peter Gabriel, U2, The Cure, Crowded House, and Tears For Fears.
In his own music, Vila's passionate voice leads the way. He regularly accompanies himself with a guitar or a piano and often produces lush, synthpop arrangements that reflect his blended explorations of orchestral composition, jazz music, and contemporary music. Lyrically, he aims to inspire compassion and connection and stir his own personal and spiritual development, and his words tend to have special restorative significance.
Vila's pop music career sparked from his debut album release Love in Color in 2000 and continues with new releases each year. He currently resides in Bellingham, Washington, where he continues to write and record new music.
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